If you’re unsure of how to start your 2018, no worries — the most expert, well-trusted, blue bird on the web (a.k.a. Twitter) has some stellar ideas. Taking after @tmcripple’s original tweet, other users started offering their two cents on how to start the new year off right. It started off with playing a song prior to midnight, so when the clock struck midnight, a certain lyric would sound when the new year rang in. Since then, it has evolved beyond music, as users have had an absolute field day with this trending tweet pattern. Follow the 140-280 character words of wisdom provided by myriad Twitter users and you’ll start the year off right, wrong, or drunk, like these 20 people.
Here’s the chick that launched a revolution.
if you play "bring me to life" by evanescence at exactly 11:59:08 on new years eve, the first "wake me up" will play at exactly midnight. start off your new year right
— oob (@tmcripple) December 16, 2017
So the trend continued, reminding us some of the most iconic tunes. Mmm Yeah…
If you play “Oops!…I did It Again!” by Britney Spears at exactly 11:59:57 on December 31st, you’ll hear her iconic “Mmm Yeah…” as the clock strikes midnight. Enter 2018 the right way or not at all.
— Dylan Kirk❄️??? (@dylankirk_) December 26, 2017
I bet Mitchel Musso planned this.
If you play The In Crowd by @mitchelmusso at 11:56:50 pm on Dec. 31st 2017, the line "Say goodbye to this year" will play right before midnight for the last time and you can officially say goodbye for the last time to the year 2017 🙂
— OT❀ (@Artist_Ave_) December 24, 2017
If no one is kissing you this year…this is kind of nice, right???
if you put on “Little Things” by One Direction exactly 11:57:40pm on New Years Eve, Niall will tell you that he loves you exactly at midnight. Kick off 2018 the right way.
— hanna misses niall (@njhsthlm) December 21, 2017
I’d toast to that.
If you start listening to "Fabulous" by Sharpay Evans at 11:59:53PM Sharpay will say "It's out with the old and in with the new" at exactly midnight. Go into 2018 the right way
— Karim (@SHARPAYSAVICTIM) December 21, 2017
If you play "Never be the same" by Camila Cabello at exaclty 11:58:30pm on New Year's Eve I have no idea what part you'll be on at midnight but you'll have a great start anyway cause the song is amazing from beginning to end
— axl loves camila (@desirablemila) December 22, 2017
That’s some rocket science sh*t right there.
if you play “Year 3000” by Jonas Brothers on NYE at 11:59:20 PM and keep it on repeat 159,409,615 times, the first time it says “Year 3000” will play exactly at midnight on January 1, 3000. start your great great great granddaughter’s year off right.
— Teenager Notes (@teenagernotes) December 22, 2017
But then some tweeters started having a little fun with the idea.
If you start drinking with friends at 11.00am on New Years Eve then as the clock strikes midnight you'll be pretty wasted, fuck up the words to Auld Lang Syne and will have spent the day as our ancestors intended it.
— Jimmy Havoc (@JimmyHavoc) December 26, 2017
If you start smoking a blunt on December 31st at 11:54:30, you’ll be perfectly stoned when the clock strikes midnight. Start off the new year on a HIGH note!
— Stoner Nation™ (@StonerNation) December 26, 2017
Can actually agree with this one.
if you play Despacito at 11:56 PM on December 31st, the song will be over before midnight and we can leave it in 2017 which is where it belongs
— ro (@dimpledperrie) December 24, 2017